The Miami Dolphins will keep fighting for their playoff lives when they host the Minnesota Vikings Sunday at 1 PM ET from Sun Life Stadium. Dolphins vs Vikings Betting Odds have Miami -7 on the spread with 52% of expert NFL predictions week 16 on the home favorite. Miami (7-7 SU 7-7 ATS) was torched in their last outing against New England, a 13-41 loss as +9.5 road underdogs. Minnesota (6-8 SU 9-5 ATS) division rival Detroit to the wire but lost 14-16 as +8 road underdogs. Who will win this battle of hard-hitting defenses? Our handicappers give away our NFL week 16 picks. Dolphins vs Vikings Betting Odds have Minnesota as +240 Moneyline underdogs to win straight up (Bet $100 to win $240) at BOVADA.LV
Expert NFL Predictions Week 16 Analysis: Miami born and bred QB Teddy Bridgewater (82.7 passer rating) will try and put on a show in front of his hometown as the Vikings gunslinger. Unfortunately the talented rookie Bridgewater must contend with a bloodthirsty Miami pass-rush led by All-Pro’s Olivier Vernon (6’2″ 270 4.80 40-speed) and Cameron Wake (6’3″ 265 lbs. 4.75). Bridgewater’s spotty pass-protection will leave him planted into the turf often, especially with the sleeper Vernon against the inconsistent left tackle Matt Kalil. Bridgewater won’t get much help from his struggling running game led by either Matt Asiata (3.3 yards per carry) or journeyman Ben Tate (2.9 yards per carry). The Dolphins rank in the top-10 on both offense and defense with 3rd year QB Ryan Tannehill (90.8 passer rating) developing into a quality QB. Surrounding Tannehill are playmakers at wideout and explosive RB Lamar Miller (4.35 40-speed). Dolphins vs Vikings Betting Odds Total is at 42.5 points
A real hidden ATS x-factor in this game is the play of Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh who has missed five of his past six field-goals. Minnesota is an improving team that is tough and well-coached by Mike Zimmer but the coach can’t kick. Bet the Dolphins to get back into the playoff mix with a win over a Minnesota team that will be game but outgunned on offense, defense and special teams.
Expert NFL Predictions Week 16 Picks: Miami -7 spread at BOVADA.LV